The State of the College Union Contemporary Issues and Trends

Author: Yakaboski
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118878914
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The college union is the living room and community center for students, faculty, staff, alumni, and visitors, and serves as a learning laboratory for students through employment, engagement, and leadership opportunities. Senior-level administrators and college union professionals need to be aware of the trends and issues facing college unions in the 21st century. This volume addresses implications for college unions of changing: Student characteristics Student engagement Facility design and the creation of community Fundraising Technology Globalization of higher education. In addition, this volume explores the need for additional assessment, evaluation, and research for this important component of college campuses. This is the 145th volume of this Jossey-Bass higher education quarterly series. An indispensable resource for vice presidents of student affairs, deans of students, student counselors, and other student services professionals, New Directions for Student Services offers guidelines and programs for aiding students in their total development: emotional, social, physical, and intellectual.

Understanding College Student Subpopulations

Author: Lyle A. Gohn
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780931654435
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"Today's college students are an extremely diverse group of people. Many subpopulations can be identified within this larger group. Understanding College Student Subpopulations: A Guide for Student Affairs Professionals looks at who college students are, how they have changed, and how they will be different in the future. It analyzes the unique qualities of various subpopulations found on college and university campuses nationwide, and examines how these factors affect student success"--P. 4 cover.

Effective Collaboration for Educating the Whole Child

Author: Carol A. Kochhar-Bryant
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1412965276
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Synopsis: This book examines collaboration between teachers, administrators, student support specialists, community agencies, and service providers to improve outcomes for students with complex learning needs.

Serious Games and Edutainment Applications

Author: Minhua Ma
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319516450
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With the continued application of gaming for training and education, which has seen exponential growth over the past two decades, this book offers an insightful introduction to the current developments and applications of game technologies within educational settings, with cutting-edge academic research and industry insights, providing a greater understanding into current and future developments and advances within this field. Following on from the success of the first volume in 2011, researchers from around the world presents up-to-date research on a broad range of new and emerging topics such as serious games and emotion, games for music education and games for medical training, to gamification, bespoke serious games, and adaptation of commercial off-the shelf games for education and narrative design, giving readers a thorough understanding of the advances and current issues facing developers and designers regarding games for training and education. This second volume of Serious Games and Edutainment Applications offers further insights for researchers, designers and educators who are interested in using serious games for training and educational purposes, and gives game developers with detailed information on current topics and developments within this growing area.

Achieving High Educational Standards for All

Author: Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309083036
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This volume summarizes a range of scientific perspectives on the important goal of achieving high educational standards for all students. Based on a conference held at the request of the U.S. Department of Education, it addresses three questions: What progress has been made in advancing the education of minority and disadvantaged students since the historic Brown v. Board of Education decision nearly 50 years ago? What does research say about the reasons of successes and failures? What are some of the strategies and practices that hold the promise of producing continued improvements? The volume draws on the conclusions of a number of important recent NRC reports, including How People Learn, Preventing Reading Difficulties in Young Children, Eager to Learn, and From Neurons to Neighborhoods, among others. It includes an overview of the conference presentations and discussions, the perspectives of the two co-moderators, and a set of background papers on more detailed issues.

Barriers and Opportunities for 2 Year and 4 Year STEM Degrees

Author: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309373573
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Nearly 40 percent of the students entering 2- and 4-year postsecondary institutions indicated their intention to major in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) in 2012. But the barriers to students realizing their ambitions are reflected in the fact that about half of those with the intention to earn a STEM bachelor’s degree and more than two-thirds intending to earn a STEM associate’s degree fail to earn these degrees 4 to 6 years after their initial enrollment. Many of those who do obtain a degree take longer than the advertised length of the programs, thus raising the cost of their education. Are the STEM educational pathways any less efficient than for other fields of study? How might the losses be “stemmed†and greater efficiencies realized? These questions and others are at the heart of this study. Barriers and Opportunities for 2-Year and 4-Year STEM Degrees reviews research on the roles that people, processes, and institutions play in 2-and 4-year STEM degree production. This study pays special attention to the factors that influence students’ decisions to enter, stay in, or leave STEM majorsâ€"quality of instruction, grading policies, course sequences, undergraduate learning environments, student supports, co-curricular activities, students’ general academic preparedness and competence in science, family background, and governmental and institutional policies that affect STEM educational pathways. Because many students do not take the traditional 4-year path to a STEM undergraduate degree, Barriers and Opportunities describes several other common pathways and also reviews what happens to those who do not complete the journey to a degree. This book describes the major changes in student demographics; how students, view, value, and utilize programs of higher education; and how institutions can adapt to support successful student outcomes. In doing so, Barriers and Opportunities questions whether definitions and characteristics of what constitutes success in STEM should change. As this book explores these issues, it identifies where further research is needed to build a system that works for all students who aspire to STEM degrees. The conclusions of this report lay out the steps that faculty, STEM departments, colleges and universities, professional societies, and others can take to improve STEM education for all students interested in a STEM degree.

Popular Mechanics

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Popular Mechanics inspires, instructs and influences readers to help them master the modern world. Whether it’s practical DIY home-improvement tips, gadgets and digital technology, information on the newest cars or the latest breakthroughs in science -- PM is the ultimate guide to our high-tech lifestyle.

The Psychology of Social Networking Vol 1

Author: Giuseppe Riva
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 311047378X
Format: PDF
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This book describe the Psychology of Social Networking. In order to ‘be online’, an individual has to create an online presence. This online self is presented in different ways, with diverse goals and aims in order to engage in different social media activities and to achieve desired outcomes. The authors propose a wide overview of the psychology of social networking and the several implications of new media in our lives.